Simple Gifts

My move to Spain really put a damper on my crafting habits.  When you pack up your sewing machine for almost a month it can get hard for someone with crafty ADD.  I was a little behind on my FaDSA projects so I thought I would post 2 at once.

I made the button scarf back while we were living in Korea so I got plenty of use out of it in the cold and gray winter.  I opted for something a little different and instead of making a button I made a large buttonhole to pull the other end through.  It’s totally adjustable and nice and warm.  One side is a black soft fleecy fur and the other side is a black and white flocked brocade.  I was very happy with this scarf and will be making more in the future.  I don’t get much use out of it in Southern Spain but I will be wearing this next winter or on quick weekend trips to chilly Scandinavia.

My next project was the Pintucked Table Runner.  I had a small bump in the road when I sewed the pintucked side into the inside of the runner by accident.  I just cut my seam allowances off, turned it over and resewed it.

I chose a gray tweed for the top, making it difficult to wash but I loved this fabric and it went great with my new black and white themed dining room.  Considering I live less than 1/2 a mile away from a bullring I found it fitting to use a matador and flamenco dancer print.  I don’t condone bull fighting but I do love all things Spanish.

Our home came with a gorgeous wooden table that seats 14 people (yes, 14) and two matching China cabinets (too bad we can’t keep them).  With a table this long I wasn’t about to make a table runner that draped off the sides so I opted for a shorter one.  This table will surely come in handy when we entertain.  Speaking of entertaining, our first soiree is an Easter dinner tomorrow for 25 of our new friends.

Kelli and Finny, I’m all ready for April’s assignment.

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2 responses to “Simple Gifts

  1. I am not even sure how I found your blog (maybe through Etsy?) but I have been peeking around. I could get in trouble reading it. I love the crafty things like you. LOVE the apron! But this table – oh what a dream! We have 10 kids so this would be so WONDERFUL!

    And I read about your miscarrying a precious little one. I am sorry. Though I have 10 children, I know the heartache of losing babies too – I’ve had three miscarried babies, a stillborn daughter at 36 weeks and we lost a 16 year old son. My heart goes out to you. If you take a peek at my blog – I have a ministry to bereaved moms.

    It’s nice meeting you. I don’t think I ever read anyone’s blog who lives in Spain!

    Loni

  2. PS – We like MANY of the same books – from Francine River’s books to Tim LaHaye’s books. 🙂 I just read John McArthur’s book on the 12 women. 🙂 I may have to check out some of your other reads.

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